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Present for 11 yr old girl

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Stillchuckingit Wed 22-Jun-11 17:19:18

Hello. Urgently need to buy a birthday present for an 11 yr old. She is bright, shy, bookish, and interested in sewing (but did sewing box and accessories for last couple of years) and comes from an interesting/musical/ intellectual family

Does anyone have any bright ideas please? I am stumped. My dd is seven so I'm a bit out of my comfort zone.

I'd lean towards books if I wasn't fairly certain that she already has an all-encompassing selection.

PonceyMcPonce Wed 22-Jun-11 17:34:59

audio book?
mp3 player (or even shuffle) so she can download audio books
good water colour paints and an instruction book?
jewellery making kit
Do you have a hobby craft near you?

Stillchuckingit Wed 22-Jun-11 20:52:18

Thank you PonceyMcPonce those are all good suggestions. Don't think she has an mp3 player but might go for the water colours ....

Don't have a hobby craft (live on mainland Europe) but good art shops ...

PonceyMcPonce Wed 22-Jun-11 21:06:41

I know my 11 yo dd is always impressed by adult art equipment. No crayola for her!

Stillchuckingit Wed 22-Jun-11 23:14:00

Yes, might be a bit ££££££ but there's quite a few things she might like:

proper (adult) crayons you can use with water to make watercolours
inks (although perhaps potentially a bit damaging to upholstery)
really good paper and proper brushes and a 'Cotman' type watercolour set

thanks again PMcP

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